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ripenverb

uk   us   /ˈraɪ.pən/
[I or T] to (cause to) become ripe: The summer sunshine ripened the melons. These melons are ripening nicely. [I] to develop to a suitable condition for something to happen: My plans are ripening - now all I need is official approval.
Translations of “ripen”
in Korean 익다, 숙성하다…
in Arabic يَنضُج…
in Portuguese amadurecer, maturar…
in Catalan madurar…
in Japanese 熟(う)れる, ~を熟させる…
in Italian (far) maturare…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)成熟, 時機成熟, 條件成熟…
in Russian зреть…
in Turkish olgunlaş(tır)mak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)成熟, 时机成熟, 条件成熟…
in Polish dojrzewać…
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